Get Out Movie Analysis

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Robin R. Means Coleman discusses black horror as its own genre by giving the initial statement, “that is, there are so many films featuring Blackness, with so many shared connections, that Black film has become a genre in itself” (4). Get Out (2017) is a black horror film that is directed by and stars a black man as the leading role, Jordan Peele, and Daniel Kaluuya, respectively. The psychologically terrifying film heavily focuses on the idea that white people have power over black people, which becomes a literal aspect since the white family hypnotizes and takes over black people’s minds. Although the movie takes place in modern time, the idea of physical slavery is apparent as soon as the main (black) character, Chris, and his…show more content…
The Father even mentions he would have continued voting for Obama, as if that’s supposed to make Chris more comfortable. Other comments include a man’s love for Tiger Woods, and questions about if it’s true that sex is better with a black man. It’s an awkward and uncomfortable scene for the audience (in my case personally, because I am white), since I can’t imagine being approached and spoken to in such a way. Means Coleman brings up an article that details horror cliches, quoting, “many great horror films revolve a plot around a beautiful victim who is alone and vulnerable to murder … another technique in scary movies is letting the viewer believe the victim can escape … one of the proven ingredients in horror is trying to drive the victim insane” (109). Chris is a sensitive man who is still coping with the death of his mother. Under hypnosis, Chris reveals that he was home watching T.V. when his mother died, and that he feels guilty about not doing anything to save her. When Rose and Chris hit a deer on the way to her home, it’s obvious Chris is seeing his mother dying all over again, as he goes to check on the deer, and then becomes silent. Rose’s mother, who is the one who hypnotizes Chris, also uses his guilt to bring him into the ‘sunken place’. The guilt he carries

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